Wales manager Ryan Giggs has named a 26-player squad for a training camp in Portugal ahead of next month’s Euro 2020 qualifying round matches against Croatia and Hungary.
Giggs has selected a strong squad for the camp including Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, David Brooks and Dan James. Ben Davies and Ben Woodburn will be unavailable due to Tottenham Hotspur’s and Liverpool’s involvement in this year’s UEFA Champions League final while Harry Wilson, Tom Lawrence and Neil Taylor will be taking part in the EFL Championship play-off final. Other notable absentees include Aaron Ramsey and Ethan Ampadu through injury.
We’ve got two tough away games the players are coming into after a long season. We’ve got a strong squad coming to Portugal and we’ve got other players in the Champions League and play-off finals so we need to prepare ourselves in the best possible way for next month.
Meanwhile, seven new players have been called up for their first experience of the senior team. Owen Evans, Dylan Levitt and Nathan Broadhead will be travelling to Portugal after playing for the Wales intermediate teams over the last twelve months.
The training camp will be taking place in the Algarve region between 22-28 of May. The side last visited Portugal for a training camp in 2017. Giggs will then be announcing his squad for the Croatia and Hungary matches on Wednesday 29 May at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff.
Wayne HENNESSEY (Crystal Palace), Owen EVANS (Wigan Athletic), Adam DAVIES (Barnsley), Connor ROBERTS (Swansea City), Chris GUNTER (Reading), Chris MEPHAM (AFC Bournemouth), James LAWRENCE (RSC Anderlecht), Ashley WILLIAMS (Everton), Tom LOCKYER (Bristol Rovers), Joe RODON (Swansea City), Dylan LEVITT (Manchester United), Ben WILLIAMS (Barnsley), Joe ALLEN (Stoke City), Matthew SMITH (Manchester City), Will VAULKS (Rotherham United), Rabbi MATONDO (Schalke 04), Dan JAMES (Swansea City), David BROOKS (AFC Bournemouth), George THOMAS (Leicester City), Gareth BALE (Real Madrid), Sam VOKES (Stoke City), Kieffer MOORE (Barnsley), Nathan BROADHEAD (Everton), Louis THOMPSON (Norwich City), Terry TAYLOR (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Ryan HEDGES (Barnsley)